Local man drives into porch, arrested for DUI


BUCKHANNON— Joshua Taft Woody, age 35 of Buckhannon, was arrested on Wednesday, June 22, and is currently facing a charge of DUI controlled substance second offense.

According to the criminal complaint, Buckhannon Police Department Sergeant Dewaine Linger filed that the defendant allegedly drove a 2008 Ford F250 into the porch of a residence located on Vicksburg Road. When Sergeant Linger arrived at the scene, the defendant allegedly appeared to be under the influence. At that point, Sergeant Linger administered the standard field sobriety test, in which the defendant failed the one-legged stand and the walk-in turn. 

Sergeant Linger then administered the Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) field sobriety test in which the defendant also failed. The defendant was noted to have admitted to having taken Meth the day prior and was placed under arrest and transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he submitted to a blood draw. It was also noted that the defendant had a previous guilty plea for DUI in Upshur County on Friday, July 20, 2018. 

The defendant is currently incarcerated at Tygart Valley Regional Jail on a $5,000 cash or surety bond. 

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